Poetry of Kansas
 

Sonnet to Sorrow.

So deep lie our sorrows, so deep in our
          souls!
    So heavily, weigh down the fabric of life!
    The struggling spirit is vanquished with strife,
Yet onward grief's torrent still merciless rolls
To crush our frail being, oh nothing condoles
    The bosom sore pierced by misfortune's sharp
          knife.
    The whole world with sorrow unceasing is rife.
No solace is soothing, no savior consoles.
Go bury thy sorrow, e'en make it a grave
    In the rent it has made in the depth of thy
          heart.
Go bury thy sorrow, this silently save
    What grief to another would useless impart.
Somewhere, mid the mist of the future afar
Tho shrouded in shadow, is shining a star.

__Colfax Burgoyne Harman

 

Poems Of Sentiment
Colfax Burgoyne Harman
(Valley Falls, Kansas: Harman Publishing. 1905)
Page 40

 
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